Years later after working for the State Advances in Auckland Margaret decided to enter the Sisters of Compassion. After her Religious Profession in 1964 she completed her nursing training. Sister remained for many years as the surgical nurse in our hospital. In 1977 she was moved to Auckland and this was a time of great blessing; she wrote “The work touched the heart, and gave a greater insight into the pain and suffering of young women who had been so badly hurt by those they thought loved them.” Her next appointment was Broken Hill, Australia. Sister wrote “There was a wonderful feeling of comradeship among all the people of Broken Hill as they had to make their own fun and entertainment. We had many happy entertainment days with the elderly and friends. I made a special book of my time in Broken Hill which helped my spiritual life during my time there. I often look back through this book, and it helps me to see that I did see and talk to the Lord as I did then. Now it helps me when I feel dryness in my spiritual life.” Back again in New Zealand Sister was transferred to Whanganui, where she said she spent very happy years, at that beautiful place. In 1997 Sister Margaret was the Supervisor/Carer in the new Apostolate for elderly Marist Fathers coming to Marian House on our property. From 2004 Sister worked in the remedial reading room helping children at St Brandon’s School. She was also the Spiritual Guide for the Catholic Women’s League for a number of years. Now Sister Margaret visits the residents at St Joseph’s to play scrabble with them. She also plays mah-jong every Tuesday. Sister has a scrapbook of spiritual quotes, in 1960 she wrote “Death is not extinguishing the light, but putting our the lamp. Because the Dawn (the Lord) has come.